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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2020/03/11

Trudeau announces $1B fund to respond to COVID-19. cbc.ca, March 11: During a news conference in Ottawa Wednesday, Trudeau said the federal government is "pulling out all the stops" to help Canadians through the global health crisis. Read more

Le fédéral crée un fonds d'un milliard de dollars pour la lutte au coronavirus. tvanouvelles.ca, 11 mars : Le fédéral injecte un milliard $ dans la lutte au coronavirus par le biais d’un fonds qui servira notamment à aider les provinces et territoires à contrer l'épidémie, a annoncé le premier ministre Justin Trudeau mercredi. Lire plus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update. canada.ca, March 10: Current situation. Read more

Timeline of COVID-19 cases across Canada. cbc.ca, Updated March 10: Public health officials say most confirmed cases of coronavirus trace back to travel or close contacts. Read more

Canadians being urged to help 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19. cbc.ca, March 11: Goal is to slow the spread of the virus in order to reduce the load on the country's health-care system. Read more

Canada releases coronavirus guidelines on when to cancel major events. ctvnews.ca, March 10: The newly released federal guidelines urge organizers to assess risk, highlighting factors like the ages of the attendees, given the virus hits older populations hardest, and whether they are likely to be arriving from regions that have been impacted by COVID-19. Read more

Provinces start offering in-home testing for novel coronavirus. theglobeandmail.com, March 10: Canada now has nearly 100 cases of the novel coronavirus and provinces are planning to offer more in-home testing as they try to prevent patients with mild symptoms from overloading the country’s emergency departments. Read more

Health-care workers expand COVID-19 testing to reduce strain on hospitals. ctvnews.ca, March 10: Provincial health-care workers are expanding COVID-19 testing, administering nasal swabs in homes and opening special screening clinics -- all in an effort to keep infectious people out of hospitals and doctors’ offices. Read more

Ontario shifts policy on precautions for health workers in coronavirus outbreak. theglobeandmail.com, March 11: Droplet precautions include the use of surgical masks, gowns, gloves and eye guards. Mounting evidence shows the coronavirus spreads through droplets, such as when someone coughs and sneezes. Read more

Drive-thru coronavirus testing pondered as Ontario ramps up screening. thestar.com, March 10: Ontario is preparing to open out-of-hospital assessment centres to quickly screen and test people who may have COVID-19 and may offer drive-thru options so people can be screened for the novel coronavirus in their cars. Read more

Latest positive coronavirus patient attended large Toronto mining conference, prompting warning to 25,000 attendees. theglobeandmail.com, March 11: Public Health Sudbury and Districts, which posted details of the case online Tuesday evening, said a man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19, the name of the disease caused by the coronavirus, after attending the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s conference in Toronto on March 2 and 3. According to organizers, the annual event attracts 25,000 attendees from more than 130 countries. Read more

Coronavirus is already taking a toll on Canada's front-line health-care workers. macleans.ca, March 10: The unsung heroes of the battle against COVID-19 work gruelling hours while placing themselves in danger. Then they're forced to isolation and—in some cases—shunned. Read more

Ontario stockpiled millions of face masks after SARS. As COVID-19 nears pandemic status, they're all expired. nationalpost.com, March 9: Millions of face masks stockpiled by Ontario in the aftermath of the SARS outbreak to protect healthcare workers during a future epidemic have expired […] raising questions about the readiness of Canada’s most populous province to deal with the spreading coronavirus. Read more

First Canadian COVID-19 fatality recorded as Ottawa asks provinces about critical supply gaps. thestar.com, March 9: Canada marked a grim milestone Monday as British Columbia announced the death of an elderly man who succumbed to the novel coronavirus in a long-term-care home. Read more

Canada's top doc warns: 'Avoid all cruise ship travel'. ctvnews.ca, March 9: … Canadian health officials are warning Canadians to avoid travelling on all cruise ships in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more

Canada's first COVID-19 death is not cause for panic — but shows need to protect most vulnerable. cbc.ca, March 10: An estimated 80% of those infected with COVID-19 will have mild symptoms, according to the WHO. Read more

Ontario's Telehealth service flooded with calls about COVID-19. cbc.ca, March 9: Ontario's Telehealth system has been inundated with calls since mid-January as concern grows around the potential spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Read more

Coronavirus could infect 35 to 70 per cent of Canadians, researchers say. montrealgazette.com, March 10: That number drops by about half 'if we add modest control' like 'aggressive social distancing and large scale quarantines.' Read more

‘Could be on the edge of community spread:’ Next two weeks are crucial in the coronavirus fight, top doctor says. thestar.com, March 9: It’s time for Ontarians to double down on handwashing, staying home with any cough or fever and other protective measures as COVID-19 cases increase at home and surge around the world. Read more

Ontario company among seven warned by FDA over false coronavirus claims. ctvnews.ca, March 10: An Ontario-based holistic clinic is among seven North American companies warned by U.S. regulators to stop selling products with false claims that they can treat the new coronavirus. Read more

The list of things cancelled by coronavirus is growing daily — find out what’s affected with our handy search tool. thestar.com, March 9: As more cases of the novel coronavirus are reported, events are being cancelled across Canada, and the use is being restricted of items such as reusable coffee cups. Read more

Government of Canada invests $27M in coronavirus research. canada.ca, March 6: ... the Government of Canada increased its original investment from $7 million to $27 million. This investment will support 47 research teams from across Canada that will focus on accelerating the development, testing, and implementation of measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

Morneau says Ottawa has ‘fiscal firepower’ to fight coronavirus fallout, sees ‘prudent’ budget. theglobeandmail.com, March 6: Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he will take a “practical and prudent” approach to the upcoming federal budget in the face of the COVID-19 virus, while assuring that the government has the “fiscal firepower” to respond to the economic fallout from the outbreak. Read more

Canadian COVID-19 cases: How were they contracted? ctvnews.ca, March 6: In Canada, there are 59 confirmed cases in four provinces. The following are details on where the cases occurred and how the individuals contracted the virus. Read more

COVID-19 has the potential to become as severe as the Spanish flu. macleans.ca, March 5 [OPINION by Timothy Sly]: We can pay tribute to the pandemic planning of the early 2000s, without which we might not have been able to contain the cases of COVID-19 that have arrived in Canada so far. But the odds are stacked against this scenario remaining unblemished. Read more

Coronavirus testing ramps up as Ontario searches for missed cases. thestar.com, March 5: Testing for the novel coronavirus is rapidly expanding in Ontario, with the province’s public health agency actively searching for missed COVID-19 cases at hospitals in six cities and, likely soon, in doctor’s offices too. So far, all of Ontario’s 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been travel-related. Read more

Officials seek to reassure Canadians that health care system is ready to deal with surge in coronavirus cases if needed. thestar.com, March 4: Up to four Canadians remain in hospital in Japan and are “quite sick” with COVID-19 while only a handful of patients diagnosed in Canada has been hospitalized for treatment, say federal health officials who downplayed the need to scale up border measures or hospital responses. Read more

How Canada will cope with community transmission of the coronavirus. cbc.ca, March 5: In Canada, all cases of COVID-19 have so far been traced back to countries where an outbreak has occurred. But in a news conference on Wednesday, federal Health Minister Patty Hadju warned that "eventually this is likely something that we'll see in one of our communities." Read more

Don't stockpile meds in response to coronavirus, pharmacists warn. iheartradio.com, March 4: The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) said Wednesday that it does not recommend amassing large quantities of prescription medication out of fear of local outbreaks of COVID-19. Read more

Coronavirus prompts OMA to 'urgently' ask doctors to join virtual medicine network. cbc.ca, March 4: Telemedicine has the potential to help keep people and doctors from going into public spaces and ultimately limiting the spread of the virus. Read more

2 Canadian insurance companies stop covering coronavirus-related trip cancellations. cbc.ca, March 5: Other companies will likely 'jump on the bandwagon,' industry expert predicts. … Both companies have issued alerts, saying the coronavirus is now a "known" issue and therefore cancellation coverage no longer applies — as it's designed for unexpected mishaps. Read more

Coronavirus: WHO says COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. cbc.ca, March 11: WHO emergencies director notes that containment should still be major focus. Read more

Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports. who.int, March 10: Situation report - 50. Read more

Coronavirus guide: The latest news on COVID-19 and the toll it’s taking around the world. theglobeandmail.com: Read more

Ce que vous devez savoir sur l'évolution du coronavirus aujourd'hui. ici.radio-canada.ca, 11 mars : L'Italie débloque 39 G$CA pour soutenir son économie mise à mal par la COVID-19. La Banque d'Angleterre abaisse à son tour son taux directeur. L'Allemagne pourrait abandonner le déficit zéro. Lire plus

Coronavirus: Italy passes 10,000 infections as clusters spur worry in U.S. cbc.ca, March 11: 'Right now, the epicentre — the new China — is Europe,' says U.S. health expert. Read more

Flattening the Coronavirus Curve. nytimes.com, March 11: One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it. Read more

Coronavirus updates: U.S. cases top 1,000 as states scramble to contain the virus. cbsnews.ca, March 11: U.S. officials are racing to implement new measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, which has killed at least 32 people in the country and sickened more than 1,000. Multiple states have declared a state of emergency to help free up resources to fight the virus. Read more

Why CNN is calling the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. cnn.com, March 9: Starting today [March 9], you will notice that CNN is using the term pandemic to describe the current coronavirus outbreak. It is not a decision we take lightly. While we know it sounds alarming, it should not cause panic. So why now? Read more

Duke and UCLA join universities across the US that are canceling in-person classes due to coronavirus. cnn.com, March 11: The cancellations have been focused in states and areas hardest hit by the virus, including the Seattle area, California and New York. Read more

Hospitals gird for coronavirus surge after years of cutbacks. politico.com, March 10: Hospitals for years have faced economic pressures to cut costs and reduce in-patient treatments as the nation tried to slow down health spending. Now the hospital industry is facing a reckoning. Read more

Schools hamstrung over feeding students as coronavirus leads to closures. politico.com, March 10: US school officials are growing increasingly anxious over how to keep feeding the nearly 22 million students who depend on subsidized breakfasts and lunches served at schools in the event facilities shut down to curb the spread of coronavirus. Read more

WHO statement on cases of COVID-19 surpassing 100 000. who.int, March 7: As we mark this sombre moment, the World Health Organization (WHO) reminds all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities. Read more

US stocks plummet on Coronavirus fears: March 9, 2020. cnn.com, March 9: The Dow plummeted 1,800 points at the open, tripping circuit breakers that briefly halted trading at the New York Stock Exchange. Read more

U.S. states, insurers rush to ease restrictions on access to coronavirus testing, care. reuters.com, March 9: U.S. health insurers voluntarily eased some restrictions related to coronavirus testing on Thursday as states insurance regulators raced to issue broad emergency orders removing more cost barriers preventing infected individuals with insurance from seeking medical attention on time. Read more

COVID-19 patients say they had no idea they were ill. ctvnews.ca, March 9: Some COVID-19 patients say they experienced ‘extremely mild’ symptoms before testing positive for the novel coronavirus, raising concerns that the virus is being spread by some who don’t realize they’re infected. Read more

Strictly by the numbers, the coronavirus does not register as a dire global crisis. theglobeandmail.com, March 9: As the case numbers grow around the world, including in Canada, where there are now more than 70 cases, people have become concerned that a pandemic is inevitable. Read more

British Airways cancels all flights in and out of Italy. ctvnews.ca, March 10: British Airways cancelled all flights to and from Italy on Tuesday, after the country announced a national lockdown until April, to handle the rapid spread of COVID-19. Read more

Scottish dental practice closes after coronavirus discovery. msn.com, March 10: The Stewart and Stewart Dental Practice in Cumbernauld Village’s Main Street took the decision to temporarily close as a precaution on Monday following the emergence of a coronavirus case at the practice. Read more

Fissures widen between White House and health agencies over coronavirus. cnn.com, March 9: The two sides have grown increasingly distrustful of one another, people inside both the CDC and the White House say, as officials on each side question decisions that either appear designed to downplay the growing crisis or to generate further concern. Read more

State of emergency declared in NY as number of coronavirus patients climbs. fltimes.com, March 7: Cuomo announced the number of people testing positive statewide has now reached 76, climbing steadily over the last few days. Read more

Italy locks down 16 million people in the north as coronavirus cases surge. theglobeandmail.com, March 8: By Sunday, Italy had reported 7,375 COVID-19 cases – up by 1,492 in 24 hours – and 366 fatalities so far. Read more

Coronavirus: Italy locks down north in bid to slow spread of COVID-19. cbc.ca, March 9: Stock markets tumble as coronavirus outbreak sparks concern worldwide. Read more

NBA tells teams to plan for empty arenas; LeBron says no way. nba.com, March 7: The league circulated a memo to its teams Friday telling them to prepare in case it becomes necessary to play games without fans or media, as sports leagues in Europe have already done. Read more

NHL observations: Coronavirus starting to have major impact on hockey world. latimes.com, March 7: The coronavirus outbreak has begun to impact hockey on global and local levels. The International Ice Hockey Federation announced Saturday it had canceled the women’s world hockey championships, and the NHL edged toward taking steps that could include ordering teams to play in empty arenas in an effort to avoid crowds in which the virus could spread. Read more

Start-ups aim to bring big conferences online as coronavirus triggers cancellations. cnbc.com, March 9: Several major tech conferences, from Mobile World Congress to Facebook’s F8 event, have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

Senate approves US$8.3 billion total coronavirus response package. ctvnews.ca, March 5: The agreement provides US$7.8 billion in appropriations to address the outbreak of coronavirus as well as an authorization for $500 million in mandatory spending to fund a telehealth program in an effort to expand access to health services for seniors for a total of US$8.3 billion in all. Read more

Europe ‘panicking’ over India’s pharmaceutical export curbs, industry group says. theglobeandmail.com, March 4: India’s top pharmaceuticals export group said the government’s curbs on some drug exports amid the spreading coronavirus outbreak has caused panic in Europe and will severely impact businesses in the sector. Read more

2 strains of COVID-19 virus? Scientists track mutations for insights. cbc.ca, March 6: Study could offer insights into how the virus spreads through human populations. Read more

Coronavirus researchers claims virus has split into two strains, but many experts disagree. abc.net.au, March 6: A controversial research paper claims the new coronavirus has split into two distinct strains and that it is possible to be infected with both, but some experts are unconvinced. Read more

As virus cases near 100,000, fear of 'devastation' for poor. ctvnews.ca, March 6: The head of the UN's food agency, the World Food Program, warned of the potential of "absolute devastation" as the outbreak's effects ripple through Africa and the Middle East. Read more

COVID-19 concerns could affect your visit to the doctor or dentist. citynews1130.com, March 10: … a shortage of protective equipment is forcing dental offices to make some changes as concerns about COVID-19 ramp up. … The BC Dental Association will be sending a memo to members this week to remind dentists to be aware of proper procedures during a virus outbreak. Read more

Dental cancellations, layoffs possible due to COVID-19 fueled mask shortage. cbc.ca, March 10: The B.C. Dental Hygienists Association of B.C. is warning its members could be laid off, and dental visits cancelled, if a medical mask shortage caused by COVID-19 fears continues to grow. The hygienists' concerns are echoed by their employers — the dentists of the province, represented by the B.C. Dental Association — and fellow health care professionals. Read more

Dental offices running out of disposable masks. bc.ctvnews.ca, March 10: B.C. dentists and dental hygienists are calling on people to stop buying so many masks for themselves as the industry experiences a shortage. Read more

Le fil – Édition du 9 mars 2020. bulletin.qc.ca, 9 mars : Crise du Coronavirus (COVID-19): L'Ordre poursuit sa vigie. Lire plus

Ontario dentists ask province for $50M to fund child dental program. northernontario.ctvnews.ca, March 8: … The Ministry of Health’s spokesperson Hayley Chazan issued a statement to CTV News regarding dental care in Ontario. While the Ministry of Health did not address the ODA’s proposal, spokesperson Hayley Chazan said, “We’d like to recognize the hard work of dentists who work with us on the Healthy Smiles Ontario program, which provides free, routine and emergency dental services for nearly half-a-million enrolled children in our province.” Read more

Smile Direct Club and Walmart Canada Launch In-Store Shops. digitaljournal.com, March 11. SmileDirectClub, Inc. …, in partnership with Walmart Canada, today announced the launch of the brand’s signature SmileShop experience within select Walmart locations in Ontario and Alberta. Read more

'A mindset that needs to change': U of T researcher promotes gender equality on the global stage. utoronto.ca, March 5: Grace De Souza, an associate professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, wants to raise awareness about the impact of gender-based discrimination on the careers of female scientists, which she says is ubiquitous. Read more

National and international honours for faculty, emerita. dentistry.utoronto.ca, March 10: Professor emerita Anne Dale and professor Paul Santerre have won national and international awards, respectively. Read more

The dawn of digital dentistry. dal.ca, March 9: … The potential impact of digital dentistry on student learning, patient care, and teaching is enormous. The Faculty has plans to fully integrate digital dentistry into the curriculum as soon as possible. Read more

Recherche: financement pour le professeur Semlali afin de s’attaquer au cancer buccal. fmd.ulaval.ca: Le projet de recherche, qui pourra aller de l’avant grâce au financement annoncé, s’intéresse à la compréhension au niveau moléculaire du cancer de la bouche causé par le tabagisme chez les populations autochtones du Canada.

Council Highlights for March 4-5, 2020. rcdso.org; March 9: The goal of the session was to consider how notions of regulatory governance, especially in health, are changing around the world. Read more

Explore the Bridge 2020. schulich.uwo.ca: Read more

Canada faces a domestic violence crisis. CBC examines the problem. cbc.ca, March 5: This week we launch an in-depth series about the painful and pressing problem of domestic violence — and how as a society we might be able to change outcomes for victims. Read more

American Dental Board of Anesthesiology recognized as national certifying board for dental specialty. ada.org, March 4: The recognition comes after the National Commission adopted a resolution March 2 based on an application from the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology to be recognized as the national certifying board for the dental specialty. Read more

Organized dentistry supports oral health literacy. ada.org, March 4: Bill calls for HRSA to develop a nationwide campaign. The Organized Dentistry Coalition is applauding Congress for introducing legislation aimed at improving oral health literacy. Read more

Wisconsin faces wave of anti-fluoridation efforts. ada.org, March 6: ADA, Wisconsin Dental Association collaborating with other organizations to turn the tide. Read more

Opinion: Dental therapy bill holds promise of improved oral health. pamplinmedia.com, March 7: Far too many Oregonians — including tens of thousands of Oregon kids — don't have access to basic dental care. More than 1 million Oregonians live in an area with a shortage of dentists. Read more

Edinburgh medical tech firm Calcivis has taken a major step towards marketing a device that can prevent tooth decay in the US. insider.co.uk, March 5: The imaging system shows up decay at an early stage by detecting free calcium ions. This allows dentists for the first time to differentiate in real-time between active and inactive lesions Read more

Legislators should vote for freedom in dental care. pennlive.com, March 8 [OPINION]: The more than 5,000 members of the Pennsylvania Dental Association support legislation that allows patients more flexibility in choosing their dentist and paying for oral health care services. Read more

Trump Signs Bill to Expand VA Dental Care Coverage for Veterans. radio.com, March 5: President Donald Trump signed into law a new measure allowing VA to expand reduced or no-cost dental care coverage to veterans on Monday. House Joint Resolution 80 approves a request from the Department of Veterans Affairs to begin a pilot program to increase VA-funded dental care options. Read more

Using teledentistry to improve access to care for seniors. dentaleconomics.com, March 1: According to the latest research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 35% of seniors in the US did not take time for a dental visit in the last 12 months. Unsurprisingly, that percentage increases as a patient ages. If we seek to improve oral health for seniors, then we must first understand the barriers that prevent them from accessing our services. Read more

Your favorite childhood cereals, ranked by sugar. cnn.com, March 7: Even in today's health-conscious world, sugar-soaked cereal remains a morning staple for many US kids, who are blissfully unaware of how much sugar lurks in every spoonful. Read more

Study: Evidence does not support classifying fluoride as cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard. ada.org, March 10: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reviewed draft monograph that alleges fluoride ‘presumed’ a health hazard. Read more

Study: Dental fluorosis generally less noticeable over time. ada.org, March 6: Results from a University of Iowa College of Dentistry study suggest that mild and moderate dental fluorosis is generally less noticeable over time, validating the beliefs of some supporters of community water fluoridation that there have been overestimates of fluorosis prevalence made by anti-fluoridation activists. Read more

Neoadjuvant nivolumab with or without ipilimumab induces response in oral cavity cancer. healio.com, March 6: Neoadjuvant nivolumab with or without ipilimumab appeared effective and safe for patients with resectable oral cavity cancer, according to results of a randomized phase 2 study presented at Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium. Researchers believe the inhibitors target different aspects of immune response. Read more

The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and Their Regulations. digitaljournal.com, March 9: Today, the American Consumer Institute released a report – “Are E-Cigarette Regulations Jeopardizing the Public Health?” – that reviews the evidence from policy and health studies, as well as the impact of recent legislative and regulatory decisions to curtail, ban and tax e-cigarette products. Read more

Public highly concerned about youth vaping, poll reveals. newswire.ca, March 9: Heart & Stroke campaign urges Canadians to tell federal government to protect youth now. To take action and ask the government to #stopyouthvaping go to heartandstroke.ca/vaping. Read more

Liberals reject opposition calls for stiffer N.S. vaping legislation. cbc.ca, March 10: As legislation intended to reduce youth vaping rates in Nova Scotia makes its way through Province House, government MLAs rejected opposition amendments aimed at adding more teeth to the bill. Read more

Proposed ban on flavoured vape products raises concerns among users, industry. cbc.ca, March 5: The government plans to amend the Smoke-free Places Act and the Tobacco Access Act so they include vape products and it also intends to tax those products. But vape shop owners and users said the proposed tax system, as well as a flavour ban, won't get at what they believe is really driving youth vaping rates in the province. Read more

'We have a youth vaping crisis': 1 in 3 teens have tried vaping, Statistics Canada finds. cbc.ca, March 5: For 1st time, Statistics Canada has collected detailed information about vaping. Read more

Hazardous chemicals from cigarettes released into air through 'third-hand smoke' on clothes: study. lfpress.com, March 10: Smokers may leave their cigarettes outside, but they can still bring a host of hazardous smoke-related chemicals clinging to their clothes indoors, where the compounds can be released into the air or attach to surfaces, a new study suggests. Read more

Young people who vape could be more likely to start smoking cigarettes. derryjournal.com, March 11: A study from the University of Bristol has found evidence that young people who vape are more likely to go on to smoke real cigarettes, even if they have never smoked before. Read more

Regina latest Canadian city to see deadly drug combination. thestarphoenix.com, March 9: Police and doctors say they’re seriously concerned about the discovery of a new drug in Regina that has been associated with dangerous, medically-complex overdoses in other Canadian cities. Read more

Halifax police seize 'extremely dangerous' opioid that's stronger than fentanyl. cbc.ca, March 5: People taking the drug may need several doses of naloxone to counter an overdose. Read more

Opioid marketing to Canadian doctors hyped benefits, downplayed harms. theconversation.com, March 9 [Opinion]: … If we want to stop the next round of deaths from misleading promotion, Health Canada needs to start actively regulating drug promotion, including imposing meaningful sanctions. Read more

Coronavirus adds new importance to premiers' health care demands ahead of first ministers meeting. cbc.ca, March 8: First ministers will discuss economic fallout from recent crises - but health care, transfers still big issues. Read more

Coronavirus outbreak raises ethical dilemmas for governments and health-care systems. theglobeandmail.com, March 8: From the restriction of fundamental liberties to the rationing of scarce medical resources, the spread of COVID-19 is expected to raise extraordinary ethical dilemmas for leaders in government and the health-care system. Read more

Public health agencies urge Ford government to pause review and restore funding amid COVID-19 outbreak. ipolitics.ca, March 9: Ontario’s Association of Local Public Health Agencies is imploring the Ford government to put their modernization review of public health and emergency health services on the back-burner — and reverse changes to the public health funding model — as health workers endeavour to contain COVID-19. Read more

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March 19-20: Academy of Osseointegration 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Read more

March 18-21: IADR/AADR/CADR General Session – Washington, D.C. Read more

March 19-21: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

April 2-4: The 2020 Manitoba Dental Association & Canadian Dental Association Convention –Seeing Dentistry Clearly, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more

May 7-9: Ontario Dental Association ASM20 Annual Spring Meeting, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May 14-16: California Dental Association (CDA) – Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry, Anaheim, California. Read more

May 21-23: Alberta Dental Association & College, Alberta Wellness Summit, in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

May 29-June 2: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montreal, Quebec. Read more

September 1-4: FDI World Dental Congress in Shanghai, China. Read more

September 10-12: California Dental Association (CDA) – Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco, CA. Save the date

October 1-3: Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics 28th Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

October 4: North West Dental Exposition in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

October 15-18: American Dental Association ADA FDC 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Read more


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